Smiling woman in hiking gear and sunglasses stands leaning again the yellow sign for Shey Phoksundo National Park.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 3:15pm

Name: Nancy Bluestein-Johnson

WWU department: Huxley on the Peninsulas

WWU title: program manager

Q: Which Western location do you primarily work at?

A: Port Angeles.

Q: How long have you worked at Western?

A: 13 years.

Q: What do you like most about your role?

A: I help students follow their dreams.

Q: What have been some…

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:15pm

Western Washington University student Hannah Wehrer traveled to Japan in 2017 to teach English to students as part of Western’s TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program. Here’s her story:

My name is Hannah Wehrer and I am a Japanese and East Asian Studies major with a minor in TESOL. From March until the end of July I had the opportunity to do my teaching…

A group of students sit on a sculpture of an octopus in front of WWU's SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo WA.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:15pm

With its Scandinavian heritage, charming shops and abundant natural beauty, Poulsbo is an idyllic getaway just an hour from Seattle. Known regionally as “Little Norway,” this historic waterfront community on the Kitsap Peninsula offers unique galleries, museums and shops, and waterfront restaurants overlooking tranquil Liberty Bay.

Visit Picture-Perfect Poulsbo
Natural beauty is a…

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:03am

The new Labor & Industries/Workers’ Comp rates have been set for 2018 effective January 1, 2018 as follows:



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Racecar on track with forest in background

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Porsche Club of America, Pacific Northwest Region announced in early December that they would be awarding additional support of $5,000 for WWU's Vehicle Research Institute's (VRI) Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineering) project, Viking 59.

Eric Leonhardt, Director of WWU’s Vehicle Research Institute shares updates on student work and projects below:

Students have been…

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 1:15pm

Eurydice Pentz considers herself very busy. Despite spending time raising two teenagers and working full-time, she has spent the last couple of years going to school for an Environmental Policy degree.

On top of these responsibilities, Pentz found time to volunteer at Western’s SEA Discovery Center, have an article published in Western’s…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 1:15pm

Melissa Iverson, a WWU Elementary Education student, shares some thoughts about her experience in the teaching program. Iverson will graduate in Winter 2019 and hopes to work as an elementary teacher in the Northshore School District after graduation.

Q: What was the deciding factor that led you to choose Western?

A: Western has a fantastic…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 3:15am

Over 92% of teachers reported that they were satisfied in their jobs based on a Teacher Job Satisfaction Report completed June 2016 by The National Center for Education Statistics’ Teacher.

When Ryan Crane decided to go back to school, he had one goal, find a career that he loved and allowed him to make an impact while being impacted by others. That drive lead him to enroll in Western…

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 3:15am

Marika Wright decided to hit the textbooks three years after graduating from Western Washington University’s Bellingham campus with a Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

This time around, she began classes in 2012 at Western’s Everett location for a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling.

After being in her graduate program…

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 3:15am

The rise of cyber-attacks and a heightened awareness of network vulnerability, coupled with a shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals, is creating serious consequences for individuals, corporations and government agencies seeking to protect sensitive information.

Western Washington University has responded to the need for qualified…